Dennis Quaid Reflects on Turning His Life Around After Getting Rid of Cocaine Addiction

The 'Parent Trap' actor takes accountability for his mistakes as he remembers his journey to overcoming cocaine addiction and his return to Christianity.

AceShowbiz - Dennis Quaid says he's been saved by his faith in God. The 69-year-old star became devout to Christianity after overcoming his cocaine addiction in 1990, and Dennis believes that it's ultimately saved his life.

"I'm grateful to still be here, I'm grateful to be alive really every day. It's important to really enjoy your ride in life as much as you can, because there's a lot of challenges and stuff to knock it down," he told PEOPLE.

Dennis turned his life around after having a sudden realisation that he was headed for disaster. He shared, "I remember going home and having kind of a white light experience that I saw myself either dead or in jail or losing everything I had, and I didn't want that. I was in a band, and we got a record gig … They broke up the night they got it, and they broke up because of me, because I was not reliable."

Dennis was raised as a Christian but he became truly passionate about his faith following his struggle with addiction. The Houston-born star is now releasing a new album, called "Fallen: A Gospel Record for Sinners", which touches on his personal experiences and his faith.

He explained, "I grew up at the Baptist church; I love the hymns that I remember from being a kid. The songs are self-reflective and self-examining, not churchy. All of us have a relationship with God, whether you're a Christian or not."

Meanwhile, Dennis previously opened up about his addiction, revealing that he was using drugs on a "daily basis during the '80s." Speaking to Megyn Kelly, he shared, "I grew up in the '60s and '70s, and there was a completely different attitude about [cocaine] back then. It was even in some movie budgets. But I kept roaring on. I was basically doing cocaine pretty much on a daily basis during the '80s."

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